YouTube has opened its shop for channels who would like to stream videos live over internet. The video store house from Google’s shed has stated that all channels in good standing with a minimum of hundred subscribers will be able to live stream telecasts as well as videos. The service will kick start in a next few weeks, as stated by Google. There will be additional features to enable the service to be embed into user accounts.
Although earlier the service of live streaming was only available to selected partner accounts, YouTube had forbidden the same in May to any channel who had a 1000+ subscribers which has now been cut down to a mere 100+ subscribers. Besides live streaming, YouTube also offers a host of other features and services, including custom thumbnails, external annotations and serial playlists. “Make sure you only upload images that are representative of what viewers will see, like prominent stills from the video.” , as stated by You Tube after the launch of the new features. Among the list, subscribers can now on use annotations to link externally to various online stores and associated websites related to the video streaming.
Google has been improvising its services recently as well as closing shop for a handful of apps from its stable as a part of its spring cleaning.
Source: Google News